Five Books to Read Before They're Movies
Researchers of psychology reveal that people like to read books before watching movies and repeat the same experience to probe deeper layers of significance in the revisited material. While also reflecting on one's growth through the lens of the well-known book, movie or place. The year of 2017 has a decent amount of films based on books. However, you had better get to reading if you want to compare these movies to their source materials. While there are many highly anticipated books being adapted into films right now, here are five books you should read before they become movies.
Truly Madly Guilty (Best Fiction, 2016) by Liane Moriarty
In Truly Madly Guilty, the Australian author Liane Moriarty takes on the foundations of our lives: marriage, sex, parenthood, and friendship. The author shows how guilt can expose the fault lines in the most seemingly healthy relationships, how what we do not say can be stronger than what we do, and how sometimes innocent moments can do the greatest harm. Liane Moriarty tells the story of Sam and Clementine, an ordinary busy married couple trying to balance work and family life. After Clementine’s old friend, Erika, goes to a neighbor’s barbecue party, a spiral of intrigue, lust, and betrayal is unleashed.
It Ends with Us (Best Romance, 2016) by Colleen Hoover
In It Ends with Us, the American author Colleen Hoover takes on the overwhelming and romantic relationships. The author shows how sometimes the one who loves you is the one who hurts you the most. The author built the story on Lily, the girl that came from a small town in Main and moved to Boston after graduating from the college to start her own business. Lily meets the gorgeous neurosurgeon Ryle, she cannot get him out of her head, and her life becomes too good to be true. Ryle is assertive, stubborn, arrogant sensitive, brilliant, and has a soft spot for Lily. Ryle’s aversion to relationships is disturbing. Lily finds herself the exception to his no dating rule, and start researching the origin of Ryle’s no dating rule. Lily’s first love Atlas reappears, and suddenly everything Lily has built with Ryle is threatened.
End of Watch (Best thriller, 2016) by Stephen King
Brady Hartsfield, the perpetrator of the Mercedes Massacre, was in room 217 of the Lakes Region Traumatic Brain Injury Clinic, where eight people were killed and many injured. Brady is in a vegetative state for five years an unlikely recovery. However, suddenly Brady awakes, and in possession of deadly new powers that allow him to wreak unimaginable havoc without leaving his hospital room. Brady Hartsfield is back and planning revenge on an entire city. Retired police detective Bill Hodges runs an investigation agency with his partner, Holly Gibney—the woman who delivered the blow to Hartsfield’s head that put him in the brain injury ward. When Bill and Holly were called to a suicide scene with ties to the Mercedes Massacre, they find themselves pulled into their most dangerous case yet. One that will put their lives at risk, as well as those of Bill’s noble young friend Jerome Robinson and his teenage sister, Barbara.
Morning Star (Best science fiction, 2016) by Pierce Brown
Darrow would have lived in peace, but his enemies brought him the war. The Gold overlords killed his wife and enslaved his people and demanded his obedience. However, Darrow is determined to fight back. Risking everything to transform himself and breach Gold society, Darrow battled to survive the cutthroat rivalries that breed Society’s mightiest warriors, climbed the ranks, and waited patiently to unleash the revolution that will tear the hierarchy apart from inside. Darrow and his comrades-in-arms face powerful enemies without scruple or mercy. To win, Darrow has to inspire those shackled in darkness to break their chains, unmake the world their cruel masters have built, and claim a destiny too long denied—and too glorious to surrender.
All the Ugly & Wonderful Things (Second best fiction, 2016) by Bryn Greenwood
All the Ugly and Wonderful Things is a beautiful and provocative love story between two unlikely people Wavy and Kellen. Wavy, the daughter of a meth dealer knows not to trust people, not even her parents. It is safer to keep her mouth shut and stay out of sight. Struggling to raise her little brother, Donal, eight-year-old Wavy is the only responsible adult around. Obsessed with the constellations, she finds peace in the starry night sky above the fields behind her house. One night everything changes when she witnesses one of her father's thugs, Kellen, a tattooed ex-con with a heart of gold, wreck his motorcycle. What follows is a powerful and shocking love story between two unlikely people that asks tough questions, reminding us of all the ugly and wonderful things that life has to offer. By the time, Wavy is a teenager; her relationship with Kellen is the only fragile thing in a brutal world of addicts and debauchery.